Next up, I would like to introduce an artist born and raised in Macon, Georgia. We both attended Stratford Academy together from pre-k to senior year. Emily is a super talented, creative who primarily uses painting as her medium of choice. She is currently attending medical school, but continues to practice as a fine artist on the side. Emily, take it away from here…..
The best thing about art is that you don’t need a degree to do it. For the majority of my adolescence, I knew I was good at art. In my classes I excelled, in my notebooks I doodled, and in my personal life I received praise. Yet, despite this experience, I never found a true passion in art. The act of creating for me was never something I truly enjoyed nor was it something I wanted to make a career out of. But what I did find myself liking about creating was the excitement and satisfaction of those that I created for. For this reason, in some strange way, I found my way to a passion in medicine. The act of subjecting myself to specialized ability and hard work, with the ultimate goal of the happiness of the receiver, makes every moment worth it. Regardless of my general disdain for the process of creation, I do still find joy and stimulation in a final product. I love color, I love design, but I especially love the technicals behind creation. Being able to take an image and transfer that to blotches of vibrance and distinct placement of line just as beautiful as it is skilled. It is the marriage of detail and abstract. Thus, for me, though I have yet to nail my own personal style, I have niched myself into a realm of creation for others. As a commission-based artist, I yearn not to create for myself in the hopes of attracting others, but rather, I hope to create for those that cannot (or at least believe they can’t!). Plus, it is nice to be able to paint something to go above my own console table in my dining room.
Emily also does commissioned works, so feel free to reach out to her via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org